Ingredion Incorporated Continuous Improvement Intern (Summer 2019) in Westchester, Illinois

Ingredion has an outstanding opportunity for a motivated student as a Continuous Improvement Intern. In this position, you will be responsible for providing support to the North America Continuous Improvement (CI) function through various special projects and initiatives. You will collaborate with team members and learn to be effective in crafting CI data and Lean Six Sigma (LSS) training examples. We believe that you will gain valuable real-world experience in issues that impact business processes by being exposed to a culture of Lean thinking.

As a Continuous Improvement Intern, your responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting the routing and issuing of training documentation to teams throughout Ingredion

  • Crafting regional CI data through reporting and tracking project information, refreshing CI Page on the company's website and updating the CI Newsletter

  • Updating and building new LSS training examples and becoming proficient in LSS

  • Building and maintaining effective working relationships with both internal and external customers that will help facilitate effective communication of business needs

  • Participating in special projects as required

The Continuous Improvement Intern is well suited for you if you:

  • Have strong analytical skills and are competent with Excel spreadsheets and have a strong familiarity with Minitab

  • Have the ability to effectively gather and share data (orally and written) with team members and with a variety of people at all levels within the organization

  • Are passionate and innovative with a strong will to succeed in any task

  • Can work with a team with strong leadership, analytical, social and communication skills

Qualified candidates will have:

  • Progress towards a Bachelor's degree in chemistry, engineering or related field with a GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 preferred

  • Ability to work 40hrs per week during the summer internship term

  • Ability to build relationships with team members and others throughout the company

  • Excellent planning, organizing, and multi-tasking skills

  • Proven phenomenal attention to details when completing assignments

To be eligible for consideration, candidates must:

  • Currently possess unrestricted authorization to work in the United States. Ingredion does not intend to sponsor work visas with respect to this position or to provide this position as OPT or CPT.

  • Be a currently enrolled student in a Bachelor’s Degree Program. If currently enrolled in an undergrad status, must have completed at least two years of coursework with status as a sophomore, junior or non-graduating senior.

  • If you have completed your degree, please consider other opportunities with Ingredion, posted at www.ingredion.com/careers.

As a Fortune 500 global provider of ingredient solutions, Ingredion offer great careers across various functions. If you are curious, confident, and believe in the power of game-changing ideas, we want you to make us part of your career formula. Successful: Grow with a leader. Ingredion is FORTUNE 500 company with consistently strong financial performance. Responsible: Thrive with an organization that lives its values. We drive relentlessly toward sustainable practices and responsible operations wherever we do business. Meaningful: Be proud of where you work and what you do. Ingredion enables innovation in foods, beverages and consumer products that touch lives around the world.

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Ingredion Incorporated is a leading global ingredient solutions provider to the food, beverage, paper and corrugating, brewing and other industries. Headquartered in Westchester, Illinois, USA, we turn grains, fruits, vegetables and other plant materials into value-added ingredients and biomaterial solutions. With more than 11,000 employees around the world, our ingredients make crackers crunchy, yogurts creamy, candy sweet, paper stronger and add fiber to nutrition bars.

If you are curious, confident, and believe in the power of game-changing ideas, we want you to make us part of your career formula. 

What is the formula for a winning career?

It starts with joining a thought leader, innovator and true high performer, grounded in values and driven to innovate and advance.  As a Fortune 500 global provider of ingredient solutions, Ingredion offers great careers across various functions—corporate, scientific, engineering and operations, sales and technical service, marketing and more. 

Successful: Grow with a leader.  Ingredion is FORTUNE 500 company with consistently strong financial performance.

Responsible: Thrive with an organization that lives its values.  We drive relentlessly toward sustainable practices and responsible operations wherever we do business.

Meaningful: Be proud of where you work and what you do.  Ingredion enables innovation in foods, beverages and consumer products that touch lives around the world.